KINDERGARTEN PROJECT 2017
PROGRAMME fee is 175 € per week - see calendar of starting dates in project description. programme starts with introduction week (fee is 210 €, see GL/MLS/IW2016)
- Code : G/MLS/KP2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Support will be given to several kindergarten projects in Kuching for local children of about 4 to 5 years old who are right at the start of their school careers, all mainly from poor villages. They will all be excited to see you and exceptionally welcoming, due partly to the natural and genuine friendliness of all Sarawakian, especially children, but also the fact that you will be one of the few westerners they have met! The kindergarten is informal, same as kindergartens worldwide, and the children will want to play with you more than be ‘taught’ in a formal sense. Your help and assistance will help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future. The aims &objectives is to help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future. Please take note of the school holidays (12-16 Mar, 28 May-12 Jun, 10-18 Sep &26 Nov-31 Dec) as well as public holidays. During such times, painting or renovation work continues, with the option to join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community.
Accommodation is a standard semi-detached house in a residential area called Kali Garden in Kuching. This is one of the typical homes. A small park behind the house is where residents jog and exercise. There is a Malay village and a fishing village within the vicinity. Our rooms allocate 4-8 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. We provide for 3 meals during weekday (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 meals during the weekend (breakfast and dinner). Malaysian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes include mee kok lo (noodles and vegetables either dry or soup), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or roti canai (is a type of Indian influenced flatbread found in Malaysia. Breakfasts are varied and and include toast, cereals, fresh fruit, etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink water straight from the tap.
Sarawak makes access to Borneo’s natural wonders and cultural riches a breeze. Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is simply unique. No other city in Malaysia has such a romantic and unlikely history, nor displays its charms with such an easy grace. Kuching goes about its own business in a relaxed manner that hasn’t changed in 160 years. Supermarket, Gymnasium, swimming pool, saloon, Laundromat, cinema, money exchange, ATM, sim card shop, and photocopy shops are all located within 2 kilometers radius.
Program participant criteria: Good level of English. Additional equipment: Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at KCH (Kuching International Airport) at the arrival (Sun 8 am to 8 pm). Early / Late arrival (MonSat): Pickups outside regular arrival times are only available on a case by case basis, but no need to worry, you can easily get to our center on your own.